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bud1

bud1

 
 
pronunciation:
buhd
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
nip in the bud
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a swelling on a plant that can grow into new parts, such as leaves or a flower.
similar words:
germ, offshoot, rosebud, shoot, sprout
definition 2: a small, round part, such as a taste bud.
similar words:
taste bud
phrase: nip in the bud
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: budded, budding, buds
definition: to grow or form buds.
The rose bush is budding!
similar words:
bloom, flower, germinate, sprout
derivations: budless (adj.), budlike (adj.)
Word History
Bud is from an early English word that means "to swell."
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